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In 2013 Columbus State Community College refined its long-standing mission, vision and values ahead of 50th anniversary celebrations slated for 2013.
Building on those renewed principles, the college joined the Achieving the Dream national network, articulated a Completion Plan, formalized the Central Ohio Compact, and adopted a Master Plan that would guide short- and long-term decisions regarding the college’s physical environment, facilities, and industry-aligned academic programming and partnerships.
A Strategic Plan followed in 2014, coalescing the initiatives and providing a flexible but focused framework for the future.
The Strategic Plan evolved from comprehensive planning sessions involving several hundred faculty, staff, and administrators. This process engaged our entire community, including a cross section of alumni and regional leaders.
Three priorities —Student Success, Workforce Development and Civic Engagement—dominated the conversation, and dedicated workgroups were charged with developing priorities and practical initiatives for each goal. Assembled together, these individual priorities became the Strategic Plan, which now drives the college to perform its mission, realize its vision, and live its values.
-David T. Harrison, Ph.D.